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OF Public Opinion; Of a calm and cool fiat, sooner or later, (How im- 
 passive! How certain and final!)
Of the President with pale face asking secretly to  
 himself, What will the people say at last?
Of the frivolous Judge—Of the corrupt Congressman,  
 Governor, Mayor—Of such as these, standing  
 helpless and exposed;
Of the mumbling and screaming priest—(soon, soon  
Of the lessening, year by year, of venerableness, and  
 of the dicta of officers, statutes, pulpits, schools;
Of the rising forever taller and stronger and broader,  
 of the intuitions of men and women, and of  
 self-esteem, and of personality;
—Of the New World—Of the Democracies, resplendent,  
Of the conformity of politics, armies, navies, to them  
 and to me,
Of the shining sun by them—Of the inherent light,  
 greater than the rest,
Of the envelopment of all by them, and of the effusion  
 of all from them.
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